Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
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Viola riviniana

Violette de rivin
Common Dog Violet

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple,

blue

Flower size

12-18 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

4 cm

Description

The most common wild violet of woodland edges, grassland and shady hedge banks. Differentiated from other violets by having pointed sepals and only slightly downy leaves.

Flowers

Flowers are blue-violet, with 2 lateral petals bearded. The petals usually overlap with a stout, curved, pale spur, notched at the tip. Sepals pointed.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, indented, pointed at the tip.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: with 3 valves. Stems up to 10 cm when in fruit.

Edible

Leaves and flowers.

Medical

Leaves and flowers: for respiratory problems to soothe and calm coughs.

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